Like mysteries, not much in to SciFi, hate vampire books. Like most all years of history.
Initially my interest was high as I learned the inner workings at the very pinnacle of government. Few surprises as cabinet heads and others fight for power and position. By the middle of the book the story had morphed into more and more of the same conversations at the never-ending meetings. Toward the end I was just wanting it to be over. Too much detail, not enough punch for me.
Absolutely just repeat after repeat of the same thing at a different place. After a while it is hard to know exactly what time they are speaking about because you have just finished listening to the same thing a few chapters back. I was most disappointed in this book but if you love detail after detail in similar circumstance- you will like this book. Good luck.
struggle to finish. several chapters have to be fast forwarded as long meetings of repetition is presented. interesting story and good reporting but needs to be edited
This book has some quotes by non-English speaking leaders (Pakistani, Afghani, etc). The narrator tries to simulate some kind of weird accent to do this. I did not like this.
Second, the book solely describes US presence in Afghanistan. I had the idea that it would also be on the topic of other conflicts the US is involved in. Nut then again, I could have read the description better.
I like the way Woodward has a way to give you the idea that you are present at the conversations he's quoting.
No, for me it was already too lengthy. I don't mind lengthy books, but it became wordy here
Woodward delivers the goods, as always. Inciteful and informative without being partisan.
The discussion of the situation in Pakistan
The raid on OBL's compound
It's always intresting to peal back the layers and see the truth underneath. Woodward again has produced a very good work.
General Patreus very much reminded me of General McCarther with all the grand standing. A man more interested in his public image than anything else
The narrator gives a good sense of the people involved.
How the US Military works against the President in its own interest
While I found the subject interesting, the description was tedious. The meetings were endless (as I'm sure they needed to be) but someone needs to make a decision. And ultimately the decisions were made based on a combination of facts, hunches and politics. Makes me a little nervous. As for the production. This was the worst narration I've ever heard in an audio book. Whoever authorized the pace of reading aught to have to listen to it. Again. I put it on double speed and still had time to analyze the day between sentences.
Obama's War tells a very interesting story of the relationship between the Obama Administration and US military leadership.
All of the characters are interesting, providing different points of view on escalation of the Afghanistan war.
This books flaw is the narration. Its too over the top bordering on corny.
The Forgotten War
A reviling look into how Obama's administration is handling the wars and the tensions that exist between the Military and the administration. Well written and well narrated!